• Beta


    Statistics
    • Weight: 99.5kg
    • Height: Unknown
    • Length: 80cm
    • Width: 82cm
    • Speed: 8mph
    • Year built: 2002
    • Status: Retired
    • Weight class: Heavyweight
    • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


    Armour
    25mm Polycarbonate with stainless steel corners
    Power
    2 x 36v DC Motors running on 800 watts, each powering its stainless steel wheels. Also runs on 3Ah NiCad Battlepack batteries.
    Weapons
    11kg hammer powered by an electric motor. 400kg of down force also enables robot to act as a lifter.
    Strengths
    Has a very powerful hammer.
    Weaknesses
    Weapon chains to the motor are exposed.
    Team Hurtz
    John Reid & Nick Lynch
    Information
    Beta is a heavyweight robot that was built by Team Hurtz for the Battlebots competitions in the States to take the place of the teams previous robot Killerhurtz. However for its only battle, it forfeited a place due to it bringing the floor-boards up - it needed extra strong magnets to hold it to the floor due to keep it down due to the immense power of the hammer. Beta has made appearances at a few events on display and even once appeared at a BBQ where not even tent pegs holding it to the ground could stand up to its power. Beta has an immensely powerful hammer which had potential to cause serious damage. Recently, Beta was due to compete in Battlebots 2015 but had to pull out due to issues with the shipping of the teams important tools and spares. Beta did however make an appearance at the UK Championships 2015 at Stevenage where it fought in whiteboard fights only and in one of them, made a large mark in the floor with its hammer.
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    team death

    Sporting Events Behind Closed Doors !

    12th July
    So Robodojo proved you can still have an event and have fun during the Corona virus easing

    if everyone is sensible.

    team death Yesterday, 17:38 Go to last post
    James Williams

    Team Kaizen Build Diary

    Hey Colin

    I was under the impression that the arena was being built tomorrow starting at 2pm. Ian did mention he was getting the units cleared

    James Williams 10th July 2020, 16:24 Go to last post
    team death

    Team Kaizen Build Diary

    I'm hoping to get along on the 12th too James and opted to help with putting up of the arena,any idea what

    time on Saturday they will start

    team death 10th July 2020, 15:55 Go to last post
    James Williams

    Team Kaizen Build Diary

    I'm going to the Dojo this Sunday (12th) & Ian mentioned that they're keeping the arena up over the next few weeks so it's definitely going ahead.

    James Williams 10th July 2020, 15:19 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    Team Kaizen Build Diary

    Yeah, the one on the 19th.I know it'll be spinners galore... I'll bring a binbag :P No, it'll be OK.

    Ocracoke 10th July 2020, 11:53 Go to last post
    RogueTwoRobots

    Team Kaizen Build Diary

    Dojo as in the one on the 19th? As far as I'm aware it's still going ahead but it's also pretty much spinners galore!

    RogueTwoRobots 10th July 2020, 11:36 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    Team Kaizen Build Diary

    Azriel
    So it is practically finished now barring a locking pin and sorting out the drive wheels but this is pretty much how I intend it to look

    Ocracoke 10th July 2020, 11:05 Go to last post
    Ocracoke

    Team Kaizen Build Diary

    Looks good, I still have a A28-150 motor laying around that I was planning to put into Azriel after Dojo if that goes ahead. I want more power in the

    Ocracoke 9th July 2020, 13:15 Go to last post